Construction works for the Sh58 million Yatta Technical and Vocational College in Katangi area, Yatta sub-county of Machakos is nearing completion. Machakos County Development Implementation and Coordination Committee (CDICC) confirmed the report and said the contractor, Bernata Holdings Limited was only awaiting for the payment of a balance of Sh24.8 million so that he can issue the final certificate of completion and hand over the institution.
The project which commenced in 2018 was being constructed by the government of Kenya, under the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the area National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF).
Works involved construction of twin workshops, classrooms and offices. The institution that was supposed to have been completed by January 2020 was delayed owing to the outbreak of Covid-19 and will now have its first admissions come January 2022.
“The institution is almost complete and only the fixing of lighting appliances and sockets is remaining and the contractor is expected to complete the works any time,” said Dr. Nduku Mutua.
Dr. Mutua lauded the government for the initiative saying that the institution will use smart learning hence a reliable source of energy like solar panels and a noise free generator will come in handy. She said that once a Principal is recruited, s/he will recruit the right trainers for courses which the institution will be offering like craft, artisan courses, and garment-making.
Machakos County Commissioner. Mr. John Ondego who chairs the committee promised to fast track the disbursement of the balance by the government in addition to ensuring that Kenya Power connects electricity to the institution within the shortest time possible.